Does birth control stunt your growth? Rumor has it you’re only supposed to go grow 2 inches after your start your period, but I’ve grown 8 inches since it started. I got my period 2 years ago and now I am thinking about birth control. I am just worried I will stop growing if I take it.

Great question! It’s very unlikely that since you have already started your period that your growth won’t be effected by the birth control pill. In most teens, by the time they’ve had their first period, they are already at 95% of their final height. Of course, if you still have concerns, we strongly recommend that you talk to your health care provider (HCP) to help determine which pills is right for you!